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is the presidential race is down to its final hours. governor romney and president obama are delivering their final appeals in the states that will make the difference. we have the story from washington. >> just two war days. >> two days before voters go to the polls. governor mitt romney and president obama were fighting for votes in the battleground states. >> fla., in two days, you have a choice to make. >> the final abc news poll before the election shows the candidates are in a dead heat. president obama with a 48-47% lead. his handling of hurricane sandy has boosted his approval numbers. in the important cause of state of ohio, governor romney is 6 points down. that is forcing him to look to other states like iowa that could prove critical on his electoral map. >> we can do better. a stronger america is ahead. >> of the day after he stumped in new hampshire -- >> the president was there with former president bill clinton. it is a race so tight even 4 electoral votes could be the margin of victory. president obama has an eight- point lead with 1 in. governor romney has a seven- point lead with
obama officially won reelection earlier this week without florida. now four days later, the results in the state are in. the state finally finished counting their votes today. declared president obama the winner. florida election officials say the president can read 50% of the vote. governor romney had 49.1%. the president did have enough electoral votes to win reelection tuesday night without florida but with florida, the president now officially has 332 electoral votes to romney's 206. we are learning more about the departure of cia director david petraeus. the retired general resigned after publicly admitting to an extramarital affair. >> the sudden fall of cia chief david petraeus has washington asking how and why. and the woman suddenly in the spotlight, is not saying. back in january, she was promoting her book on the general. >> he loves the agency. i think it is a great place for him. >> she is an army reserve officer in that close access to the cia director. federal agents are investigating whether she had access to this e-mails or computer. >> mike understanding is that th
majority. >> the issue of religious liberty is a setting up a potential collision course between the obama administration and a group of u.s. catholic bishops. david collins joins us live from downtown where the group met this afternoon. david. >> the president of the conference call -- proclaims the catholic church will never comply with president obama's mandated birth to her -- health care birth control coverage. ♪ make me a channel of your ♪ >> there during attention to the partisan and heated rhetoric protesting our side. from the pulpit, giving catholics and up -- an ultimatum. the deliberate 25,000 signature petition calling on church leaders to reconsider the perceived alliance with the gop. >> having letters read out every mass, st. are sold are in a turn of jardine if you vote for a party or candidate that supports an intrinsic evil. >> a majority of catholics voted for barack obama. even as his administration forces religious institutions to provide health insurance plans to provide birth control coverage putting them on a potential collision course with the president. >> th
and the petraeus sex scandal, and president obama answered questions during a news conference. >> petraeus is resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair. they grilled officials about it today. our 11 news bureau chief from washington's sally kidd has the latest. >> two key questions in this case, centered around the fbi's handling of the investigation and whether any national security was ever at risk. it is his first public comment on the petraeus sex scandal. >> i had no evidence. from what i had seen, that classified information was disclosed that would in any way have a negative impact on our national security. >> president obama says he is withholding judgment on whether he should have been notified sooner about the petraeus investigation. >> we do not have all of the information yet. >> they were looking at the time line in a closed door meetings, with the directors. >> no comment. >> dianne feinstein says betrays had agreed to testify before congress about the attack on the consulate in benghazi. >> his own personal behavior. nonetheless, i think he could be a very construct
obama is going to say i want. >> after the -- after the excitement wears off, the political capital could dry up pretty quickly. >> i return to the white house more determined and inspire the never about the work we need to do and the future that lies ahead. >> he says progress comes in fits and its parts. democrats say they are ready to negotiate. >> we need republicans to help us. compromise is not a dirty word. >> a top priority, the fiscal cliff, billions of dollars of expiring tax cuts and spending cuts taking effective january 1. the house speaker says he is ready to stand at the president. >> it is a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges we face as a nation. >> president obama called democratic and republican leaders to reiterate his commitment to working together. >> voters legalized full-blown casino gambling in the state. it adds a sixth casino site and for the facilities to operate. david collins joins us from the newsroom with more on what is next. >> approval means a gambling license will go out for bid and cable games will be
escalate, u.s. leaders are voicing their support for israel. president obama today defended israel's right to defend itself. brian mooar has the story. >> at a news conference in thailand, president obama backend israel's right to strike back. >> we are pro is supportive of the right to defend themselves from missile landing on people's homes, workplaces, and potentially killing civilians. >> they were striking that the blows from the air and they are preparing for a possible ground invasion. washington lawmakers closing ranks. >> sending in ground troops is the only way they can clean out these nests of rockets being fired at them. you cannot blame them. >> nobody wants a ground war but israel has determined what they have to do to preserve their security. >> both sides are trying to come back from the brink and u.s. leaders are debating how prominent the american role shall be. >> trying to find someone even as high ranking as former president bill clinton and to go and be a negotiator. >> trying to sell a ceasefire as a winner for the palestinian cause. >> company officials say they are
the auto industry. >> president clinton says mr. obama needs to strike a good tone. >> it would be who both candidates to close on a positive note, making a case for themselves, a case against the other guy. >> tomorrow, the president had to ohio and will be spending the entire day. he has three different campaign stops, underscoring the importance of the buckeye state. let's get a look at mitt romney's final push. >> we saw mitt romney soften his tone during sandy but that has all changed. it is now back to business and game on. >> if i am elected -- a slip of the time in virginia, but he quickly went back into his stump speech and a new line of attack against the president. >> we don't need a secretary of business to understand business, we need a president who understands business and i do. >> he may appoint a secretary of business. his solution to everything is add another bureaucrat. >> >> there is no question he can win. >> a republican strategist says the best way to close the deal is focus on the fundamentals. >> he has got to give a people who may be wrestling with their choice the
of the cia, david petraeus, has resigned. the former four star general asked president obama to allow him to step down, admitting that he had an extramarital affair. petraeus took over as director in september of last year after serving as the top u.s. commander in iraq and afghanistan. be sure to stick around for nightly news with brian williams for more on the resignation. begins right after the news at 6:00. >> for the past couple of years, megastore as in maryland have cost consumers more than -- storms in maryland have cost consumers more than $600 million. the panel came up with a number of recommendations designed to reduce the frequency of power outages. the report is now in the hands of the public utilities service commission. david has details. >> hot the report recommends tying approval of rate increases to a record of resiliency. maggeden cost consumers $300 million. hurricane irene cost consumers $312 million. horatio cost consumers $320 million. the impact includes replacing perishable food, restaurant hotels and restaurant meals and hotel stays made necessary because of the
, we have accepted responsibility for our actions, they said. president obama got a firsthand look at the devastation that superstorm sandy left behind. he met with people waiting in line at an emergency response center. >> we're going to make sure that we stay here as long as people need that immediate help. that is the primary task. >> in october the president traveled to new jersey to met with governor chris christiand you recovery efforts. -- and you recovery efforts. >> crews were on the scene around noon working to repair the 12-inch main along the 6500 block of freeton high school. there is no word yet on what caused the pipe to burst train wrecks the body of a woman was pulled from the inner harbor. someone discovered a person floating in the water. no word on how the woman ended up in the water. no word on the cause of death. >> a maryland man with some ties to hollywood was arrested and charged with child sex abuse. police in anne arundel county say two men came forward claiming the brother of mia farrow abused them for nearly a decade. we have some late breaking details.
, it will be as a civilian. as president obama saluted veterans at arlington national cemetery -- >> thank you. to honor you. >> washington was consumed with the fall of one of the nation's most celebrated military heroes -- cia director and former general david petraeus step down over an extramarital affair. >> it was like a lightning bolt. >> personal e-mails at between petraeus and his biographer it came to light after anonymous e- mails were sent to another woman who worked for the state department. >> mrs. broadwell sent a threatening e-mails to her. she went to the fbi. oh, i can't believe it. but that's what it is. >> in the general is not under investigation but his departure leaves a void just as congress is beginning hearings into the september attacks on the u.s. diplomatic mission in libya. nbc news confirmed patras' conducted his own investigation. >> i do not see how in the world you could find out what happened in benghazi if general petraeus does not testify. >> still trusted by many in washington, he is in a unique position to shed light on benghazi. lawmakers want more information on the i
love. while there are those trying to divide us, presidents obama and clinton stand with us. pastors, business leaders, newspapers, democrats and republicans are all coming together for question 6. because it's about fairness-- treating everyone equal under the law. and who could be against that? >> on halloween of last year, a popular mount washington tavern burnt to the ground, but it has been fixed. >> the owners got back to work to redesign the tavern even better than the original building. >> we had to do everything out -- upgraded to code, so now we have an elevator and sprinkler system. the national layout itself, it is all on one level whereas before, it was an up and down the bar and it is much more open now and easier to navigate. >> all new decorations and furnishings complete the look. it has undergone a complete transformation including local art work and an outdoor deck area. the tavern and restaurant will reopen at 4:00 tomorrow, just in time to celebrate election day. >> we should have fine weather for election day tomorrow. maybe the coldest temperatures of the seaso
barack obama took office. >> he said the president has failed to deliver. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate. today we learned is actually 7.9%. that is 9 million short of what he promised. >> the unemployment rate rose to 7.9% in september. it also shows some players added 171,000 jobs in october. the longer term trend is also a mixed bag. >> 160,000 new jobs. that is enough to keep pace but it is not enough to repair the damage from the recession. >> what does all this mean for the election outcome? >> most americans have made up their mind about the candidates and certainly about the economy. a little news is not likely to change that. >> about 4% of likely voters remain undecided. it is not clear whether the numbers will sway them either way. >> what else did you see that was interesting? >> it shows growth in manufacturing and construction as well as the hotel restaurant and health-care sectors. on the downside, government hiring is down in the states and also no hourly wages remain flat. >> there are a number of referendum on questions, one of the least u
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